Thread: Proposal: David Schlemko to Ottawa
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01-08-2013, 10:20 PM
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David Schlemko to Ottawa

To Ottawa:
David Schlemko

To Phoenix:
Shane Prince

With Cowen out, Ottawa is in the unenviable position of having Mike Lundin 5th on the depth chart, and a whole bunch of question marks after that.

Schlemko intrigues me as an Ottawa fan for a few reasons (though I haven't seen a whole lot of him):
- He played tough ES minutes beside Klesla last year, the pair facing better competition than any Phoenix defender except OEL.
- He's a decent shot-blocker.
- From what I understand he's fairly competent at moving the puck.
- He's only 25 and has some controllability.

Phoenix has a solid group of NHL d-men, and a bunch of NHL-ready youngins ready to step in and learn on the job. With Schlemko expendable, do they take the opportunity to pick up a skilled forward prospect and clear a spot for a younger guy?

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